We’ve been following Tactical Haptics and its innovative VR controller for a few years now. The controller holds our interest because it adds an entirely new dimension to VR. Rather than just vibrating with an unsatisfying, one-dimensional buzz like most “haptic” controllers do, it can simulate actual forces, by moving and twisting in your hand in response to what’s going on in the game.
At CES this week, Tactical Haptics will be introducing a new version of the controller that includes the haptic cleverness but also features the ability to be completely reconfigured on the fly. Gamepad? Steering wheel? Blaster pistol? Machine gun? It can be all of those things, while providing realistic force feedback for each one.